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'Game of Thrones' showrunners talk season 5: 'There will be Dorne'

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Another epic season behind us, another promising season ahead. For the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will draw inspiration from the fourth and fifth novels in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire saga: A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. (Each novel focuses on different characters while covering roughly the same period of time.)

On Sunday night, we posted the showrunners’ answers to some burning questions about Thrones’ game-changing finale. Below, our conversation continues as we shift the subject to next year. Who else can’t wait to see Jaime Lannister bust out that jetpack? (Note: The first portion of this interview was conducted by email, with the producers answering via joint statements.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We’ve come to a huge pivot point. George R.R. Martin originally conceived of his books as a trilogy, and the end of A Storm of Swords feels like the first and only natural breaking point in the saga. It also begins a stretch of storytelling that some fans feel isn’t as compelling as what came before it. What’s your take on season 5?
DAVID BENIOFF & DAN WEISS: After finishing season 3, we were nervous about season 4—we’d been looking forward to the Red Wedding for so long that once we shot it, we feared everything beyond that would seem like an anti-climax. We grew less nervous when we outlined season 4, less nervous still when we wrote the episodes, and all nervousness evaporated when we saw the directors’ cuts and knew we had a great season in hand. For season 5, again, the fear started to dissipate when we outlined it and realized how much story we had to tell. Now that we’re nearly finished with the first drafts of each episode, we see no reason why the coming season shouldn’t be the strongest yet. READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars': Marlene King on that twist, life after 'A,' and the season you 'will not see coming'

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season 5 premiere of Pretty Little Liars, stop reading now!

Last night’s season 5 premiere of Pretty Little Liars revealed another member of the “A” team before, moments later, killing off that person. More specifically, Aria killed Shana in self-defense. For those of you who watched it live, odds are you’re still wrapping your head around everything that happened — not to mention CeCe’s farewell — but we’ve got a little something that might help.

We chatted with PLL showrunner Marlene King about the decision to kill Shana, what exactly Ezra whispered, and what comes next with Mona’s Army. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' finale postmortem: Julie Plec talks revenge, baby names, and a full Mikaelson family reunion

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season finale of The Originals, stop reading now!

Last night, The Originals first season came to an end in a way no one could’ve expected: Hayley was a hybrid, just about all the town’s vamps were dead, Mikael was back, Rebekah was on the run with the baby, and what appeared to be Esther and Finn showed up in other people’s bodies. But don’t worry, if you haven’t finished digesting what all of that could mean for season 2, we chatted with Executive Producer Julie Plec about what exactly those twists will affect, how they decided to name the baby Hope, and everything about Elijah’s breakdown.

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'Agents of SHIELD' postmortem: Jeff Bell and Jeph Loeb on what to expect for season 2

[SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains spoilers for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season finale.]

Now that was a finale.

Are you recovered, agents? Have you had enough time to get some theories together? Are you asking yourself how the heck you’re going to wait until fall? (Or at least until Comic-Con, where we’ll hopefully get some new footage and insight about next season?) If you’re anything like me, I’m betting that you have questions. Questions that need answers. And although we can’t divulge much, we thought that it might be best to let the experts — S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeff Bell and executive producer Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television — share their thoughts. Read on for more. (And yes, although not finale related, we did ask about Buddy the Dog. In true Marvel fashion, both Bell and Loeb were coy about confirmation of his survival…but let’s just say that I choose to believe he’s living a long, happy life.)

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'Supernatural' post-mortem: Lindsey McKeon dishes on Tessa's shocking decision

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the May 13 episode of Supernatural, you probably want to stop reading now. Actually, you definitely want to stop reading now! READ FULL STORY

'Vikings' postmortem: Creator Michael Hirst on [spoiler's] death, season three, and Ragnar's new role

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Thursday night’s season finale of Vikings, “The Lord’s Prayer,” stop reading now and come back when you’ve done so. Those of you who already know what went down in the final hour of History’s epic series, come join me in your pain and sorrow…

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'Bates Motel' postmortem: EP on Norman's memory, Dylan's [spoiler!], and 'burning flame' between Norma and Romero

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the penultimate episode of Bates Motel season 2, stop reading now!

Just when you thought Bates Motel couldn’t get any creepier, they went and put Norman in a box full of bugs. However, that box ended up being a lot more than just a holding place. It was the place where Norman finally remembered his night with Blaire Watson.

So what comes next for the nice kid with a dark side? Or what about his brother, who just killed the leader of the town’s biggest drug family? We caught up with Bates Executive Producer Kerry Ehrin to talk about what exactly happened in that box, Dylan’s journey, Norma’s chemistry with Sheriff Romero, and more: READ FULL STORY

'Revolution' postmortem: Tracy Spiridakos on killing [spoiler] and Charlie's character arc

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen last night’s episode of Revolution, “Austin City Limits,” stop reading now.

Over its past season and a half, Revolution has proved that it’s not shy about killing off characters — even some of the most prominent inhabitants of its postapocalyptic world. (R.I.P. Danny Matheson, Ben Matheson, and Maggie Foster.)

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'Boardwalk Empire' post-mortem: Jeffrey Wright says Narcisse suffers 'spiritual assassination'

Spoilers for the Boardwalk Empire season finale ahead! With Nucky winding down his operations, Van Alden reclaiming his identity, and Harrow going from living to not living (sad!), the major players of Boardwalk Empire each found themselves undergoing a transformation during the fourth season finale.

Harlem intellectual and “business” man Dr. Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) started off the season as the new king in town, chipping away at Chalky White’s control of the predominantly black North Side community in Atlantic City. By season’s end, he may have survived a botched assassination attempt, but according to Wright, he suffers a “real spiritual assassination” when J. Edgar Hoover (Eric Ladin) forces him to become his informant for the Bureau of Investigation.

“He becomes what he despises at the beginning and that is a servant pretending to be a king, so it all comes full circle,” Wright explains. READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars' executive producer teases another reveal, the woman in black as endgame, and CeCe as puppeteer?

Ali’s alive! Ravenswood is creepy! Ezra is evil?! Last night’s Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars changed everything with the reveal that not only is Ali Red Coat, but that she’s been alive and breathing this entire time. But with every answer comes even more questions, so we talked with PLL executive producer Oliver Goldstick about what went down during last night’s pulse-pounding hour and what’s to come when the show returns for season 4B.
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'Arrow' finale post-mortem: Marc Guggenheim talks about the explosive (and deadly!) fall-out

SPOILER ALERT: THIS POST CONTAINS PLOT DETAILS FROM THE SEASON FINALE OF ARROW

So that’s what they meant by epic. Arrow‘s first season finale, “Sacrifice,” delivered on several of the cryptic teases dropped by the show’s creative team and cast over the last few weeks, including a giant explosion, a giant earthquake, and a genuinely affecting death. We got Arrow EP Marc Guggenheim, who developed the show with Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, on the phone to talk about next season and the fall-out from the death and destruction.

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'The Good Wife': Matt Czuchry talks season 4 finale cliff-hanger

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If you haven’t yet watched the season 4 finale of The Good Wife, STOP READING NOW! Our full recap is in the works, but in the meantime check out our chat with Matt Czuchry—who plays Lockhart/Gardner lawyer Cary Agos—as he talks about his pivotal role in the episode cliff-hanger, his relationship with Kalinda, and more. READ FULL STORY

'Southland' finale post-mortem: Stars talk show's uncertain future...and John Cooper

Southland‘s heart-pounding and ultimately heart-breaking final hour centered around the hunt for the two meth heads who killed one of the LAPD’s own in last week’s captivating episode. For Lydia, it meant leading the chase. And for John, it meant trying to be “fine” in a world filled with desk jobs and overwhelming guilt. READ FULL STORY

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